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THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 60, 64. 1859. 387 thereon shall be conclusive. And should this charter be so adjudged Hi °h¤'m' is forfeited, the monument and other improvements and property held under forfeited` the same shall be placed by the President of the United States under the care and custody of the Commissioner of Public Buildings, or such other officer of the United States as he may designate or appoint for the time being. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation and body Powers of corpolitie, hereinbefore created, shall, by the name and style of the “Wash- p°m‘°“‘ ington National Monument Society," have perpetual succession; shall be Ma d capable to sue or to be sued, to plead or be impleaded in any court of be Sugd_Su° an law or equity in the United States; may have and use a common seal, Common ¤¤¤1· and the same may destroy, alter, and renew at pleasure, and shall have power to purchase, take, receive, and enjoy, to them and their successors, any and all property, of any kind and description whatsoever, for the pur- P*‘°P°1’*Y· pose of completing the erection of said monument; to dispose of the same as they shall deem most conducive to the object of completing the erection, now in progress, of the monument aforesaid; to elect, so soon after the passage of this act as may be convenient, such officers as they may deem proper, and to make and ordain such constitution, by-laws, ordi— Omcers and by- nances, and regulations consonant to the objects of this charter as they 1““· may deem expedient and proper, and which shall not be repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States; and to repeal, alter, and _ Pwviso- Presamend the same: Provided, always, That the President of the United ;%°“§t;2·P°g”Lt States, for the time being, shall be ex qjicio president; and the govern- ez qyada pmers, for the time being of the several States of the United States shall be id°¤*» *;**18 8°V· respectively ex ojicio vice-presidents of the said society, corporation, and $,€:g$,;idet:,i:s' body politic, and that all meetings thereof shall be held, and all records _ Place of meetand papers thereof kept at the said city of Washington. mgsv &°· Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That this act may at any time be amx;cd'“:1_Y ll: altered, amended, or repealed by the Congress of the United States. peeled. Sec. 7. And be iofurther enacted, That all laws, acts, or resolutions, or I¤a¤s>¤SiS¢g¤¤ any part of any law,_act; or resolution, inconsistent with this act, shall be, Fgggggfs O mw and the same are hereby, repealed. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from f T¤.t*;*k·»j ***`j°* and after the passing thepgoil rom 1 p.¤ssa,,c. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act shall be so €°¤2‘°* 1SS“° construed as to authorize this said corporation to issue any note, token, 52E3i_ °`aS cup device, scrip, or other evidence of debt to be used as a. currency. _ Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That each of the corporators in di$&rg§§“t°§;,“‘é said corporation shall be held liable, in his individual capacity, for all the yo, debtg wudebts and liabilities of said corporation, however contracted or incurred, ¤‘¤¤¥¢¤d Si¤¢¢ 0<=— to be recovered by suit, as other debts or liabilities, before any court of t°b°' 20* 1858‘ competent jurisdiction. Provided, however, That nothing herein contained Proviso. shall be so construed as to render said corporators in said corporation individually liable for any debt or liability contracted in the name, or behalf of, the Washington National Monument Society at any time prior to the twentieth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight. APPROVED, February 26, 1859. CHAP. LXIV.—An Act to amend an Act entitled “A.n Ad authorizing Repayment jbr Feb. 28, 1859. Land erroneously sold by the United States." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act of Congress, Bbw ‘z€0L18?;’_ " authorizing repayment for lands erroneously sold by the United States," P_ gg,} amended_ approved January twelfth, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, be, and the same is hereby amended, so as to authorize the Secretary of.the Interior, upon proof being made to his satisfaction, that any tract of land has been when me of erroneously sold by the United States, so that from any cause whatever, me by U. s.